2015 US Open: More History-Making by Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth of the United States poses with the trophy after winning the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 21, 2015
2015 US Open champion Jordan Spieth. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Two months earlier Jordan Spieth won wire-to-wire at the 2015 Masters, setting or challenging a slew of Masters records.

Spieth did not win wire-to-wire at the 2015 U.S. Open: He held or shared the lead "only" three of the four rounds. But one of those was the final round, and Spieth - little more than a month shy of his 22nd birthday - became the youngest golfer since Gene Sarazen in 1922 to win a second major championship.

Spieth was one of four golfers sharing the lead after Round 3 at Chambers Bay, a links-style golf course in Washington state whose quirks - and fescue green surfaces - drove some players to distraction during the week. 

Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and Branden Grace all began the final round at 4-under. Day played the third and fourth rounds suffering from vertigo, which makes his third-round 68 all the more remarkable. He couldn't sustain that scoring on Sunday, however, shooting 74.

But when Spieth and Grace reached the 16th hole, they still shared the lead at 5-under. Johnson, playing in the final group one hole behind, was at 3-under.

But Grace hit his drive out of bounds and double-bogied 16. Spieth birdied it, opening a 3-shot lead with two holes to play. Game over? Not so fast: Spieth then hit a terrible tee shot on the 17th and wound up making his own double-bogey. Lead down to one, and when Johnson birdied 17 he tied Spieth at 4-under.

On the 18th, Spieth hit a strong drive, then a good approach into the par-5's green. His eagle putt missed, but Spieth closed with a birdie to post 5-under 275.

Johnson crushed his drive on the 18th and hit a terrific approach to 12 feet. If he made the eagle, he'd win. If he made birdie, there would be an 18-hole playoff between Johnson and Spieth. Instead, Johnson 3-putted, missing the 4-foot comebacker after running his eagle putt past the cup.

And Jordan Spieth, age 21, was the 2015 U.S. Open winner. Because of his age and his major-major start to the year, Spieth joined quite a few exclusive lists in golf history - see 10 Amazing Things Jordan Spieth Accomplished at the 2015 US Open for more.

2015 US Open Golf Tournament Scores

Results from the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament played June 18-21 at Chambers Bay (par 70) in University Place, Wash. (a-amateur):

Jordan Spieth 68-67-71-69--275 $1,800,000
Louis Oosthuizen 77-66-66-67--276 $877,144
Dustin Johnson 65-71-70-70--276 $877,144
Adam Scott 70-71-72-64--277 $407,037
Branden Grace 69-67-70-71--277 $407,037
Cameron Smith 70-70-69-68--277 $407,037
Charl Schwartzel 73-70-69-66--278 $311,835
Brandt Snedeker 69-72-70-68--279 $280,482
Jason Day 68-70-68-74--280 $235,316
Rory McIlroy 72-72-70-66--280 $235,316
Shane Lowry 69-70-70-71--280 $235,316
Matt Kuchar 67-73-72-69--281 $192,925
Kevin Kisner 71-68-73-69--281 $192,925
John Senden 72-72-70-68--282 $156,935
Andres Romero 71-69-71-71--282 $156,935
Tony Finau 69-68-74-71--282 $156,935
Patrick Reed 66-69-76-71--282 $156,935
Sergio Garcia 70-75-70-68--283 $113,686
Geoff Ogilvy 69-72-75-67--283 $113,686
Jason Dufner 68-72-73-70--283 $113,686
Jamie Lovemark 70-68-75-70--283 $113,686
Charlie Beljan 69-75-69-70--283 $113,686
Hideki Matsuyama 70-71-72-70--283) $113,686
Brooks Koepka 72-72-70-69--283 $113,686
Thomas Aiken 74-71-73-66--284 $85,622
Billy Horschel 72-72-73-67--284 $85,622
Justin Rose 72-70-72-71--285 $64,126
Henrik Stenson 65-74-72-74--285 $64,126
Francesco Molinari 68-73-72-72--285 $64,126
J.B. Holmes 72-66-71-76--285 $64,126
Marc Warren 68-74-72-71--285 $64,126
Daniel Summerhays 70-67-78-70--285 $64,126
Tommy Fleetwood 74-69-73-69--285 $64,126
Keegan Bradley 73-71-72-69--285 $64,126
Morgan Hoffmann 71-74-74-66--285 $64,126
Alexander Levy 70-69-73-73--285 $64,126
Jimmy Gunn 72-73-70-70--285 $64,126
a-Brian Campbell 67-72-78-68--285
Paul Casey 72-69-73-72--286 $47,854
Joost Luiten 68-69-74-75--286 $47,854
Troy Kelly 72-73-72-69--286 $47,854
Jim Furyk 71-73-73-70--287 $42,946
Robert Streb 74-70-73-70--287 $42,946
a-Ollie Schniederjans 69-73-72-73--287
a-Denny McCarthy 71-73-71-72--287
Brad Fritsch 70-74-72-72--288 $37,090
Webb Simpson 72-73-71-72--288 $37,090
Kevin Chappell 69-75-73-71--288 $37,090
Kevin Na 70-72-72-74--288
Lee Westwood 73-69-77-70--289 $31,633
Sam Saunders 72-72-76-69--289 $31,633
Ryan Palmer 74-70-73-73--290 $29,384
a-Nick Hardy 70-75-77-68--290
Ernie Els 72-70-76-73--291 $27,272
Ian Poulter 72-73-69-77--291 $27,272
Cameron Tringale 75-68-74-74--291 $27,272
Mark Silvers 72-71-75-73--291 $27,272
Luke Donald 73-71-73-75--292 $25,358
Brad Elder 76-68-76-72--292 $25,358
D.A. Points 74-71-77-70--292 $25,358
Jimmy Walker 72-73-72-75--292 $25,358
a-Beau Hossler 71-72-73-76--292
a-Jack Maguire 73-68-73-78--292
Phil Mickelson 69-74-77-73--293 $23,822
Angel Cabrera 70-75-74-74--293 $23,822
Colin Montgomerie 69-76-72-76--293 $23,822
Marcus Fraser 71-71-77-74--293 $23,822
Cheng Tsung Pan 71-72-76-74--293 $23,822
Ben Martin 67-70-86-70--293 $23,822
George Coetzee 72-73-72-77--294 $22,652
Andy Pope 74-71-77-72--294 $22,652
Zach Johnson 72-72-78-73--295 $22,067
John Parry 72-73-71-79--295 $22,067
Camilo Villegas 72-73-80-75--300 $21,628
Chris Kirk 70-73-80-78--301 $21,332

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